DATE: THURSDAY, 25TH JUNE, 2020
TOPIC: BY HIS GRACE
TEXT:1 Corinthian 15:10
But by the grace (the unmerited favor and blessing) of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not [found to be] for nothing (fruitless and without effect). In fact, I worked harder than all of them [the apostles], though it was not really I, but the grace (the unmerited favor and blessing) of God which was with me
Grace has a lot to show as far his profile of what he has done , his effectivness and potency are concern. For a hardened Murderer to become a leading apostle with it’s accompanied accomplishments, grace was the power behind it. It worked in him and was with him(1 Corithian 15:10).
We become what we are and what we would be by grace and manifest by grace.
Grace is the brain behind all the exploits of the Heroes of faith in Hebrew 11.
Jesus was able to do all he did by grace at work in him(Hebrew 2:9). Noah was holy in a generation so perverted that there was no other remedy than to wipe it out.But he found grace(Gen 6:8).
Esther found grace before the king’s Chamberlains and the king and became the queen to fulfil her destiny even at the risk of her life(Esther 4:16).
It was by grace that Esther to responded positively to the challenge posed by Mordecai and took action. If not grace ,she can do nothing rather she would have become bitter and become defiled(Hebrew 12:15).
People crash when exposed to pressure with no grace to bear it but bounce,become more pruned when grace is available to go through.
The same grace teaches and brings wisdom to accomplish until the target point which is for the name of God to be glorified.Grace doesn’t do an incomplete job; it doesn’t stop until perfection. He is never tired.
Moses found grace and became a man that beheld the similitude of God(Exodus 33:11,17).
The kind of grace Moses experienced was rare and so his kind was also rare(Deuteronomy 34:10).
Joseph found grace before Portiphar and no other place was fit for a poor stranger slave boy than the head!(Gen 39:4,5).What of Mary( Luke 1:28).Jesus grew in grace(Luke 2:52).
Beloved, have you experienced some wonderful works of grace in your life?sure you have if you are saved.That is a proof that perfection is a possibility. Grace must produce nothing less than perfection.That is the only thing he must deliver to God as the product of his working in us.Remember that Christ paid the price.
Grace,the wonderful and amazing grace, how sweet thy sound! It is the force behind the word;all things are possible for them that believe(Luke 18:27).We have earlier examined that faith, absolute, unwavering faith in the will ,promises of God triggers appropriate dimension of grace.So,if you believe ,grace must be released!
No impossibility for grace except what is not the will of God.We need to have faith in grace so as not to hinder, limit or undermine the power of grace in our lives. In fact, once grace is available,it does all the works. You are meant to rest.
Grace is the promised rest!(Hebrew 4:3). It leads a man into the finished works from the foundation of the earth which was massively made available by his death and resurrection at Calvary.
Now,I can rest because grace does the work.It can never be tired nor weary. Restful rest!Halleluyah.It is just another realm of life.No wonder those saints rejoice in persecution,it was the cushion effects of grace.
Beloved,grace is not without effect.We can do all things by grace!Check your life well and give grace 100% liberty to work.Watchout for the effect.
God was so confident in grace that removed all the laws and trust all into the hand of grace.
Give grace a hand shake and handover all in trust.You will never suffer anything! It has intelligence superior to law. Where your self-determination, law,effort has failed ,grace will succeed.It is a new realm beloved.I just know that this grace can not fail in my life.Can’t fail means it lacks the capacity,ability for failure. Not that it will not fail.It can’t fail.It is just a time factor,if you stay with grace,the end is sure; success!(Roman 4:16)
I permit God’s Grace to have a full control of my life
Dr Akinlade Isaiah